I think as bloggers, we are often at risk of more online potentially threatening situations, just by the way that we make transactions online and often use credit cards to pay for things on our blogs.
I’ve been targeted, and it’s possible that the attack and interception of details came from WooThemes.com, but it’s not 100%.
There is just the same chance that my details went missing from somewhere else. Woo have said there are about 300 people who have reported in so far.
From the 5th of May, some fraudulent transactions started showing up. It’s not easy to sort things like this out, as I suspect they always start from a position of “the customer may be lying.
My card hasn’t been out of my sight and nobody else knows the pin. Actually, I don’t even know the pin anymore so I haven’t been using it at all for over a year.
A few days ago, I called and cancelled my card. The card as far as I was aware, could only access funds in the account and not elsewhere. Despite that, three days after cancelling the card, another payment went through, which took up the remaining balance on that account.
I know now that the payments were made online, so whoever made them, has my security number from the back of my card.
At the same time, Woo Themes sent out an e-mail today notifying customers that there is a problem and some customers have reported fraudulent transactions on their credit cards. You can read it for yourself here. It also made me sigh with relief to know there is a likely candidate for where details went missing.
It could have been so much worse if I had not known transactions were being taken.
Check your credit and debit card payments regularly. You just never know when it might be you.